Stuart Wilson, MD

Stuart D. Wilson, MD

Emeritus Professor of Surgery

General Interests

Endocrine surgery, pancreatobiliary surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, surgical oncology, general surgery


University of Illinois College of Medicine (MD), University of Illinois Research & Education Hospitals (Internship), Marquette University/Milwaukee County Hospital (Residency)


Stuart D. Wilson, MD joined the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in 1964. Dr. Wilson held numerous clinical and academic appointments throughout his career. During his career at MCW, Dr. Wilson served as the Vice-Chairman for the Department of Surgery from 1993-1995, the Chief of the Division of General Surgery from 1995-1997, and the Chief of Pancreatobiliary / Endocrine Surgery from 1998-2009. In July 2010, the Department of Surgery at MCW announced the creation of the Stuart D. Wilson Chair for the chief of the newly established Division of Surgical Oncology. The inaugural holder of the chair is T. Clark Gamblin, MD, MS, MBA, Professor and Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology.

Additionally, Dr. Wilson is a founder and past president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES). Dr. Wilson served as the AAES Secretary-Treasurer from 1984-1988 and President from 1991-1992. In 2016, he became the eighth recipient of the AAES Oliver Cope Meritorious Achievement Award. This prestigious award is given to acknowledge an individual whose contributions in the field of endocrine surgery as an investigator, teacher and clinical surgeon go above and beyond their peers and whose actions throughout their career have represented the spirit of the award. It is the highest honor a member of the AAES can receive and is reserved for those who truly aspire to the essence of the award.

Dr. Wilson also proudly served as Chief of Surgery for the 1st Medical Battalion in the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam from 1968-1969, where he was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V.